Comida De Cuaresma Lent Foods

March 25, 2017

Nopales Time

Let us all cook and perpetuate the foods our Abuelitas taught us. Crank up the music! To me there is nothing more delicious than this dish, if I had a choice, forget the steak, this would be my last meal. Estos son los sabores de la comida Mexicana. The spiciness of the red chile sauce, the delicate nopales, the saltiness and fishiness, yes, of the tortas de camarón. Served with some frijoles y tortillas. Um-boy! Its as if my Abuelita, Elena is in the kitchen with me. Gracias Abuelita, Mama y Tia’s for teaching me how to cook. Other foods we ate during Lent were lentils, potato fritters, tuna casserole, shrimp cocktails, fish sticks and my favorite was capirotada. Capirotada is a very complex dessert. There are as many recipes as there are women. I’ve seen simple recipes; with egg and milk custard (which I do not like) they remind me to much of a traditional bread pudding. To ones that use onions and yet other recipes I’ve tasted had a layer of corn tortillas on the bottom. My family’s recipe is toasted buttered French bread with a piloncillo syrup with fruits, nuts and topped with a cheddar cheese. I’m starting to crave capirotada. 

Thank you Father

Abrazos y Besos

February 18, 2015

Capirotada 

I use to look forward to this time, just for Mi Mama’s Capirotada or Tortas de Camarón con Nopales. The word for Lent in Spanish is Cuaresma, which comes from the word cuarenta, meaning forty. Because Lent lasts forty days (plus six Sundays which are not counted).A dessert that is often  served during this time is Capirotada, a kind of Mexican bread pudding. The ingredients in Capirotada are believed to represent the suffering of Christ on the cross (the bread symbolizes his body, the syrup is his blood, the cloves are the nails on the cross, and the melted cheeses represents the shroud).

Abrazos y Besos

Nopales con Tortas de Camarón 
Capirotada, my Favorite!

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